According to WaBetaInfo, which usually anticipates tests and corrects rumors, the change prevents messages that have already been transferred from being forwarded to more than one group chat or contact.
For example: A person will only be able to forward content once (eg news/photo/meme) that has already been shared at other times.
There is still no confirmation from WhatsApp on when the news will be released. But, if confirmed, it will be another step for the company to implement strategies to reduce spam and the spread of fake news.
inside the test
On the screen issued by WaBetaInfo, it is possible to see the phrase “Forwarded messages can only be sent to one chat group”.
Traditionally, since the communication on WhatsApp is encrypted (which prevents the company from accessing the chats), the messages include some kind of “counter” code. Helps determine the frequency of sharing content on Implementation.
In the process, the company’s system defines what is traded within it as follows:
It is expected, in this case, that the new rule limits sending of this type to up to five conversations or groups – this Held in Brazil since 2020. The novelty is that the job can be launched to other countries.
- “The message has been forwarded too many times”
The idea, from the new test, is that this type of content can only be rebroadcast once.
These changes are noted in the beta versions below:
- 188.8.131.52 for iOS
- 184.108.40.206 for Android devices
Other changes that may arrive in the application
a The WhatsApp He may also be about to issue reactions to emoji messages. Tests on this have already been discovered, according to WaBetaInfo.
2. Opinion polls
job In-group polls. Instead of just using loose emojis in conversations, people will be able to express their feelings through reactions to messages, links, photos and videos in individual or group chats.
3. New WhatsApp camera design and ‘Communities’ access
In development, the camera feature appears to be undergoing design changes, along with the media selection interface (photos, videos, and gifs). Tests are already scheduled for iOS in February. They appeared this week on Android (beta version 220.127.116.11).
To activate the camera cell phone From WhatsApp, you currently need to select the camera icon located in the middle of the screen (next to “Calls” and “Conversations”). This space can give way to a new function called “community”.
Change can be used to manage groups easier, eg. However, it is not yet known what this administration will look like. The expectation is that it will be possible to divide the groups into categories: work, studies, leisure, etc.
4. Two languages
In order to expand the reach of the app in countries where it is not yet very popular, WhatsApp has started testing, according to WaBetaInfo, two new languages: Amharic (Afro-Asiatic language) and Somali (the official language of Somalia). Somaliland and Ethiopia).
If confirmed, adding languages will make WhatsApp support more than 40 different languages.
*With text from Elaine Alves
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